The comics I picked up this week include Young Avengers 1, Uncanny X-Force 1, Uncanny Avengers 3, Avengers 3, FF 3, Winter Soldier 14, Wolverine and the X-men 24, Gambit 8, Nightwing 16 and Witchblade 163. This video contains my unscripted first impressions – I’ll add links to my full reviews as I post them.
In case the video isn’t working yet, or if you’d rather read my thoughts, here are my thoughts in two sentences or less.
Avengers 3 was fun, but there wasn’t all that much substance. It’s the first major battle for Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, and it effectively shows how powerful the new team is, but there isn’t much characterization. It’s still worth reading, but hopefully the series will get better from here.
FF 3 was good, just not quite as good as the first two issues. It further develops the plot for Matt Fraction’s run, and it further develops both Scott Lang and Miss Thing as characters. It’s well worth reading for Fantastic Four fans.
Wolverine and the X-Men 24 was good. It had a much stronger character focus than this series usually has, and it takes itself more seriously too. It explores most of the adult characters involved with WATXM and where their mindsets are at the time – easy recommendation.
Gambit 8 was fun, and did a good job at exploring his life as both a thief and a superhero.
Witchblade 163 was weird and fun. It touches on a number of plot threads that have started up since issue 151 and it’s easy to understand for new readers, yet it’s not necessarily the best introduction to the series if that makes any sense. It’s still worth picking up for Witchblade regulars though.